You are most welcome to visit UBC Library! We’d love to see you. When you’re at one of our branches, you have free access to:
Did you know that UBC Library includes 15 branches and divisions? These branches are located at the UBC Vancouver campus, the UBC Okanagan campus, and off-campus at Vancouver General Hospital. Each branch has a special focus, such as Asian languages or Indigenous scholarship. You can find a directory of branches, hours, and descriptions here. We recommend that you call a branch before visiting to confirm when they are open.
A good place to get started on the Vancouver campus is the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, located at 1961 East Mall. The friendly staff at the Chapman Learning Commons Help Desk, located on the third floor, would be happy to help you get started.
From museums and galleries to gardens and live performances, UBC’s Vancouver campus has plenty of things to offer visitors. Find out more about activities and attractions on campus through the Welcome Centre.
You can get to the Vancouver campus by bus, bicycle or car. The R4, 44, 84 and 99 express buses run directly to the Vancouver campus. Find more information about how to get to campus here.
For up-to-date parking information, including rates and availability, visit UBC Parking.
You can find a map of UBC Library branches, including opening hours, here.
If you are seeking health information in Vancouver, visit the UBC Biomedical Branch Library. It’s located in the Diamond Health Care Centre at the corner of Oak and 12th Avenue, on the second floor. Note: please check current COVID-19 mitigation measures at Vancouver General Hospital before planning your visit. Or call the branch library at (604) 875-4505.
If you are in the Okanagan, you can get started at either the main campus Okanagan Library or the downtown Innovation Library (located on the 2nd floor of the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library). The Okanagan Library has many community services and resources available including access to books and community-centered spaces.
Find out more about activities and attractions on campus through the Welcome Centre.
You can get to the Okanagan campus by bus, bicycle or car. The 4, 6, 90, 23, 8, 13, and 97 buses run directly to the Okanagan campus. The closest bus stations are the UBCO Exchange and the UBCO Exchange Bay E. Find more information about how to get to campus on the UBC Okanagan Transportation website.
Driving to campus? Parking information is available on the UBC Parking Services website.
Visit the UBC Okanagan Library website for information about our opening hours.
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